Ruthanna Hooke


Rev. Ruthanna Hooke

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Alexandria, VA 22304
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Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Virginia Theological Seminary

M.A., Emerson College, 1993
M.Div., Berkeley Divinity School, 1996
Ph.D., Yale University, 2007

Ruthanna Hooke joined the VTS faculty in 2003. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Homiletics. She completed her Ph.D. at Yale University in 2007. She previously earned an M. Div. summa cum laude at Berkeley Divinity School/Yale Divinity School in 1996; M.A. in Performing Arts, Emerson College in 1993, and an A.B. summa cum laude in Comparative Religion, Harvard University in 1986.

Before joining the faculty at VTS, she served on faculties at Yale Divinity School. She is the author of Preaching in the 21st Century. Volume in series: Transformations: The Church of the 21st Century (Church Publishing Group, In Progress) and Real Presence: Preaching as an Embodied Event a book project involves theological investigation into the body in Christian scripture, theology and practice; interdisciplinary research on theories of performance applicable to preaching; and study of current practices of teaching physical and vocal skills to preachers.

Professor Hooke is the author of many articles, and the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including the ATS Lilly Theological Research Grants to support sabbatical research for book project, Real Presence: Preaching as an Embodied Event.

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